Q: Does the starter require a shim on a 2009 ford fusion

asked by on

we replaced the motor and when i started the car the starter stays engaged
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Ford Fusion. I have never seen Ford use any shims on their starters. Only GM vehicles use them that I know of. I would recommend having the starter drive and engine flywheel checked for any binding damage. If it’s proven to be faulty, replace the starter with a factory brand starter. If you need help with this, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can ensure a proper replacement of your starter and address any other issues that are present.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Does the starter require a shim on a 2009 ford fusion

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My drivers side brake heats up and it is leaking brake fluid from the bottom of car what would be the problem

Excessive heat at brake components, such as the rotor or caliper, is often caused by seized components, or an internal hydraulic failure (internal hose collapse for instance) that prevents brake pressure from being released after you let go of the...

Q: 01 TDI won't start when warm.

The computer is making the beeping noise as there is an issue with the starting circuit or main power circuit. Check the start relay and the main computer relay. See if they are getting hot. A hot relay will disconnect...

Q: How do you use the satellite radio?

If your car is equipped with SIRIUS Radio, then you have access to a very wide range of stations playing almost any type of music or entertainment you might want. It’s an excellent option for long road trips, or for...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...